Alternatives to “Hello”

Mix it up a little!

First impressions are important, so why be boring when there are so many other ways to greet and say “Hello”?

1) “WHAT’S THE CRAIC?”

How they say “What’s up?” in Ireland. The craic (pronounced “crack”) is the news, gossip, latest goings-on, or the fun times to be planned.
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2) “HOW HOPS IT?”

Be classically cool with this late 19th-century slang for “How’s it going?”

3) “AHOY”

Add a little jaunty excitement by getting into pirate mode.
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4) [HAT TIP]

Be the strong, silent type and forgo words entirely with an elegant tip of your hat.
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5) “THERE HE/SHE IS!”

Make someone feel like the man or the woman of the hour.

6) “CIAO”

Feeling friendly and cosmopolitan? “Ciao” will set the mood. Add a kiss on each cheek for authenticity.
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7) “S.P.D.S.V.B.E.E.V”

Want to write a letter with a classical Latin feel? Open with this abbreviation for Salute plurimam dicit. Si vales, bene est, ego valeo. “Many greetings. If you’re well, then that’s good, and I’m well too.”

8) “SALUTATIONS”

Show off your verbal dexterity with this gentleman’s greeting.

9) “GREETINGS”

Or keep it simple and use the word that means just what it says.
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